Friday, July 31, 2009

Treat Yourself......

Archipelago Botanicals Sugar Collection: Unlock ancient remedies with this delightfully gentle, luxurious and moisturizing collection. Used for centuries, sugar provides natural alpha hydroxyl acids to smooth fine lines and is the perfect base to gently remove dulling dirt, toxins and dead cells from the skin. Calming vanilla, and pure mango and coconut extracts deliver powerful antioxidants to keep skin looking young and healthy. Doesn't that sound like something you need after the record breaking temperatures this week?

THE SPECIAL: Archipelago Botanicals Sugar Collection 1/3 off Mango, Coconut or Vanilla
THE FAVORITES: Customers love the Mango with Coconut being a close second. Many people will layer all three scents.

THE DEAL: 1/3 off all Archipelago Botanicals Sugar Collection

THE DETAILS: CAPERS summer Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. Monday to Friday Come by for a cool one!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dreaming of... PARIS

Create your very own Parisian sidewalk cafe on the sidewalk (or porch, or terrace, or patio, or median, or lawn, or rooftop) outside your home! Come to CAPERS for our beautiful Bistro des Amis cafe style dessert plates, mugs, and bowls. Smoke, drink, and pretend to be French. Don't go indoors until the last light on the street is out...
Happy Hour: 3:00 to 6:00 daily specials.
Details: Bistro des Amis porcelain on sale for 50% off!
Favorites: Beautiful Parisian Arrondisement dessert plates - perfect for a dessert from Bakery Nouveau!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chill Out.......

Can you believe this August weather in July? I am so happy that it is temporary and that we will return to our P.N.W. coolness. A customer was in today and said it was 65 in San Francisco. Hmmmm....does that call for a roadtrip or a cheap flight? Guess we're doing a weather swap with the Californians for the moment. Speaking of weather........we're quite enjoying the AC in the new digs and invite you over to do the same. Today's Happy Hour Special features these great recycled glassware pieces which are perfect for throwing in the freezer and serving up a great cooling meal.

THE SPECIAL: Recycled Green Glassware Plates, Salad Plates, Appetizer Plates, Bowls and Votive Holders 1/3 off.

THE FAVORITES: I like the appetizer plates that can be used for apps, tapas, desserts. Food looks great on green.

THE DEAL: Save 1/3 off any recycled green glassware in the store from 3-6 today, enjoy an ice cold limonata and our fabulous AC.

THE DETAILS: CAPERS Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. 4525 California Ave. S.W. West Seattle

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fair Enough!

Don't you just love supporting fair trade and helping working women around the world? Especially when it's so easy and fashionable! CAPERS has beautiful bags from Los Artisanos in Guatemala. This is a fair trade organization of women artisans who make beautiful hand woven bags.

Happy Hour: CAPERS has a daily Happy Hour from 3:00 to 6:00. Our special changes every day!
The Special: All handwoven bags from Guatemala are 30% off!
Favorites: The summery pink striped bag is big enough to replace my usual purse!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Staying local, dreaming global.........

If you're hanging out in town this weekend but dream of being in places faraway stop by for Happy Hour and pick up Archipelago Excursion candles or reed diffusers with names like Dubai, Cote de Rhone or Positano. The complex aromas from these products will transport you without leaving home.

HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL: Archipelago Botanicals Excursion Collection of Candles, Votives and Reed Diffusers all 1/3 off during Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.

THE FAVORITES: I use different scents for different rooms: Havana for the den, Positano for the Living Room, Dubai for the bath. I especially like the travel size reed diffusers that emit scent and are very unobtrusive.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Walking around Seattle on a sunny day is one of the loveliest things you can do. And the sun is on its way out. KUOW promised. For ideas on where to go, Check out our book section at CAPERS. Recommended reading includes: "Out and About With Kids - Seattle" by Ann Bergman, and also "Day Hike - Central Cascades" by Mike McQuaide.

And of course your small companions will need the perfect walking around town accessory! The Zoo Pack from Skip-Hop is the little kid backpack where "fun meets function!" Whimsical details and durable materials make this the perfect on-the-go pack for kids on-the-go! Zoo Packs are BPA-Free, Phthalate-free, PVC Free and have an easy-to-clean lining.

Happy Hour: CAPERS has a daily Happy Hour from 3:00 to 6:00. Our special changes every day!

Details: Today Zoo Packs from Skip-Hop are just $14.99!

Favorites: The Blue & Green Dog Zoo Pack is so adorable, I may have to wear one too!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Seattle Staycation

The weather in Seattle is perfect this time of year so why not enjoy a "staycation" ? There's a ton of stuff to do, see, and enjoy right in your own town. And, if you're looking for a little inspiration check out one of the handy guides we're featuring this summer at CAPERS. From "Out & About With Kids Seattle" to "Best Places Northwest" there's sure to be enough inspiration for a week at home.....sans chores and todo lists. And to "represent" the neighborhood while out and about pick up a West Seattle T-shirt or baseball cap.

THE SPECIAL: Staycation Gear at monday happy hour. All guide books and West Seattle gear is 1/3 off 3-6 p.m. today.

THE FAVORITES: West Seattle Caps and T-shirts......the new onesies are darling.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize...

After a fabulously fabulous Pacific Northwest Weekend it's time to re-group and rehab after all the activities the weekend brought. The sunning, the gardening, the getting together with friends makes Monday the day to regroup and rehab. kind to yourself and take a few moments to moisturize the cuticles, feet, know, all those dry areas that rear their ugly heads this time of year. And no better way to do it than with Sweet Petula bath and body care products. Their tagline says it all "simple luxuries for bath, body & home." Enjoy ultimate shea moisture balm, shea butter & sugar cane lotion or an aromatherapy mister.

The Special: CAPERS has a fabulous selection of Sweet Petula bath and body care products to renew your senses as well as your skin.

Our Favorites: Ginger Bloosom Cleansing Body Wash and Sweet P Sea Mineral Bath Salts

The Details: All Sweet Petula bath and body care products 1/3 off! Cheers!

Friday, July 17, 2009


The long lovely days of summer that we wait all year for are here!!! It's time to do some outdoor entertaining. Call up the neighbors, fire up the grill, and stop by CAPERS for last minute supplies to lighten up the evening. We have a great selection of votive holders and lanterns for table top, stringlights for the umbrella, and paper lanterns of all sizes to hang in the trees.

THE SPECIAL: Lanterns and votive holders, string lights and paper lanterns all on special. Extend the evening light and enjoy every second of this fabulous warmth.

THE DETAILS: CAPERS has a great selection of lanterns for tabletop and hanging, string lights, various glasses, shells, and nests to hold votives and decorate your table.

FAVORITES: I love the pagoda shaped string lights hanging in my umbrella and lots of votives in glasses on the table, the bar and the buffet. The glow of candlelight adds a nice ambience and is particularly beautiful when the sky is black. Light, light everywhere light.
THE DEAL: Save 1/3 on all candle holders around the store today from 3-6 p.m. Cheers!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pillow Fight at CAPERS!

Remember warm summer nights and sleep-overs with pillow fights? Having just set up a beautiful bed display here at CAPERS we thought we should have a Happy Hour to honor that tradition. Today from 3:00 to 6:00, buy a pair of our fabulous Pine Cone Hill pajamas on special for just $29.99; and all pillows are 1/3 off!

The Deal: Pine Cone Hill pajamas on SALE for $29.99, and get any pillow for 1/3 off! It doesn't get any better than that!

The Drink: Shirley Temple Spritzers!

Our Favorites: Seafoam linen pillow and pink and blue striped pajamas!

CAPERS 4525 California Avenue SW, 10:00-6:00 Monday-Saturday; 11:00-5:00 Sunday

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


And it's time to start preparing for the weekend. There's no better way to get ready than to celebrate with a little favorite summer beverage is a's refreshing, not too sweet, and pretty...all in one. I've enjoyed them on my travels, from the hills of Tuscany to NYC, and have to admit, I've never been disappointed. As they say, "every drink needs an umbrella" so today's Happy Hour features our summer glassware and packs of drink umbrellas to add a little levity. Slainte.....Salud......Cheers...... Kanpai!

THE DEAL: All Glassware On SALE with umbrellas to go with. Next stop liquor store!

THE DETAILS: DOFs, Hi-Balls, Flutes with or without decor all on sale. Don't miss the fused and mille fiori glassware. The conical flutes are great too......cin, cin!

MY FAVORITES: The chemistry glass tumblers that remind me of red plastic drink cups [from college keg parties] and are perfect for a cocktail or glass of wine and the etched glass champagne glasses are tall, slender and embellished with a little platinum.

THE DEAL: 1/3 OFF all glassware in the store and free pack of drink umbrellas to go with. Today 3-6 p.m. CAPERS Home 4525 California Ave. S.W. 206-932-0371

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Viva la CAPERS!!!!!!

Happy Bastille Day all. Happy, hmmmm. I do love most things French and an excuse for a celebration. So, a lovely day in July seems fitting for a celebration of all things French. I was recalling the celebration last year in the alley at Campagne. It was a warm summer evening and the place was packed with revelers. How fun. The dinner later at Maximilien on the rooftop was a fitting end to the celebration. [If you haven't enjoyed the rooftop at Maximilien you should go. The view of the Sound and mountains is spectacular. The food is pretty fabulous too]. So, back to the shop, and our celebration. Today's happy hour features "All Things French" in the store at 1/3 off. Stop by for some The des lords over ice and a French treat before joining the festivities around town.

THE SPECIAL: All things in the store that are French or French inspired 1/3 off

THE DETAILS: Le Jacquard Francais linens, anything with an Eiffel Tower, Cavallini stationery, Gift wrap with Maps of Paris & the Eiffel Tower.

FAVORITES: My favorite is Le Jacquard Francais Linens. I love the design and color but most of all the quality of the product. As I tell my customers, I have owned napkins and tableclothes for over 20 years and they only get better with age. The fabric is colorfast, stain resistant and does not shrink. Love them.

THE DEAL: 1/3 off anything French in the store 3-6 p.m. today. Viva la CAPERS!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

And the Winner Is......

Congratulations to Linda Beinikis......the winner of our bucket of Caldrea Homekeeping Products. The new Sea Salt Neroli collection is featured in: hand lotion, hand wash, all-purpose cleaner, dish soap and counter top cleaner. What a fun and aromatherapeutic treat!!!

Whew, it's summer.......

We just wrapped up the trifecta......July 4th, West Seattle Artwalk and Summer Fest. Three in a week, what a great way to start summer up! And, with fabulous weather to boot [sans yesterday......and today, for that matter]. Today we begin Summer Happy Hour at CAPERS. Every afternoon from 3p.m.-6p.m. we serve up a wet one and offer a Deal of the Day in the store.

TODAY'S SPECIAL: Caldrea Homekeepping products.
[Isn't it time to clean up after the weekend]?

THE DETAILS: Aromatherapeutic Cleaners for Home. Made of plant derived ingredients, natural essential oils, biodegradable, no harsh chemicals, cruelty-free.

FAVORITES: Love the ginger pomelo hand soap, sea salt neroli dish soap, lavendar pine all purpose cleaner. It makes homekeeping pleasurable.

THE DEAL: Buy one get the second of equal or lesser value for half off.